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Family China & Yangtze River Silver Experience

13 days with Pacific Delight  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 - Depart USA
Depart USA and cross the international dateline.
 
Day 2 - Arrive Shanghai
A very special welcome to Shanghai. After entry formalities, you’ll be greeted and escorted to your hotel in the heart of the former French Concession of the city. Enjoy a welcome basket with fruit and snacks in case you have the munchies. Have a good night’s rest.
 
Day 3 - Shanghai
This morning visit futuristic Pudong. The notable spire with a globe in the middle is the Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower where you can enjoy an indoor roller coaster ride. Later, cross back to Puxi and walk on the Bund. Stop of a lunch of the famous Shanghai soup dumplings before proceeding to Yu Garden. Kids of all ages will find the Shanghai Science & Technology Museum utterly fascinating. Enjoy dinner nearby before returning to your hotel. (B,L,D)
 
Day 4 - Shanghai / Yichang - Yangtze River Cruise
Board your morning flight to Yichang where you’ll explore the Yichang Museum and Chinese Sturgeon Park. Then drive to Maoping pier where you’ll be welcomed onboard ship with refreshments and an orientation talk. (B,L,D)
 
Day 5 - Yangtze River: Three Gorges Dam/Xiling Gorge
Visit the Three Gorges Dam which spans the Yangtze River at Sandouping. It is the world’s largest power station! Later, sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest of the Three Gorges. There will be daily entertainment, river talks and all meals onboard ship. (B,L,D)
 
Day 6 - Yangtze River: Small Gorges Excursion / Wu Gorge / Qutang Gorge
Transfer to small boats for a cruise up Shennong Stream with its splendid Small Gorges or on Goddess Stream with its scenic, narrow gorges, depending on river conditions. Then, cruise into the 25-mile long Wu Gorge celebrated for its Twelve Peaks and quiet beauty and later, pass through Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic of the Three Gorges. (B,L,D)
 
Day 7 - Yangtze Cruise: Jade Emperor Scenic Area
A variety of shore excursions, depending on river conditions, to the unique scenic area near Fengdu which has the largest image of Jade Emperor in the world or Shibaozhai with its impressive wooden pagoda. Farewell dinner onboard. (B,L,D)
 
Day 8 - Yangtze Cruise: Chongqing / Xi’an
Disembark in Chongqing (still Chungking to many, the capital of China during WWII) where the Flying Tigers were based. You’ll see the Flying Tigers exhibit in the Stilwell Museum. Also, say ‘ni hao’ to the giant pandas in the Chongqing Zoo before flying out to Xian. (B,L)
 
Day 9 - Xi'an
This Silk Road capital city, in Shanxi Province, is most famous for the extraordinary terra cotta warriors on exhibit in the sprawling open pit museum. At the museum’s restaurant, your lunch comes with a demonstration of making the famous Shanxi noodles. This afternoon, you can ride a bike on the ancient City Wall and later, you’ll be treated to a private Chinese calligraphy class. (B,L)
 
Day 10 - Xi'an / Beijing
Fly to China’s modern-day capital and check-in to your hotel just steps from Tiananmen Square. Afternoon visit to the Temple of Heaven. You may even get the chance to play shuttlecock, a kicking game, with the locals. This evening, enjoy the thrilling Chinese acrobatic circus. (B,D)
 
Day 11 - Beijing
Tour the Forbidden City’s treasure-filled Imperial Palace where you’ll see the living quarters, museum and jewelry sections. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace including a boat ride on Kunming Lake. This evening, relax and enjoy the water park. (The boat ride will not operate at all between November 01 - April 01). (B,L)
 
Day 12 - Beijing
Thrill to the chance to walk atop the awesome Great Wall. The Mutianyu sections includes a tobaggan ride down! Lunch at a local restaurant at the foot of the wall. Then stroll along the Ming Tombs’ Sacred Way of giant stone figures. Farewell dinner includes Peking duck and other delights.(B,L,D)
 
Day 13 - Depart Beijing
After breakfast, transfer to airport and bid farewell to China. (B)
All This Included
  • Guaranteed land/cruise with 2 passengers
  • Fully escorted throughout China for a group of 10 or more participants, locally hosted in Hong Kong
  • Breakfast daily plus most other meals
  • Comprehensive sightseeing via private vehicle with English-speaking guides
  • Cultural events, activities and performances including entrance fees & heritage permits
  • All intra-Asia transportation (international flights not included)
  • Airport transfers, all local taxes & service charges
  • Executive Suites with private balcony: 3 nights on board Victoria Cruise Ship (Jenna) on the Yangtze River
  • Executive Suites with “Boutique Lifestyle Service”
  • Complimentary morning coffee and tea service
  • Welcome fruit plate
  • Selection of two dining rooms
  • Soft Drink included for lunch and dinner
  • House Wine and House beer offerings at dinner
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Daily printed itinerary
  • Private shore excursions (with 6 or more passengers in a particular group)
  • Executive Lounge
  • Hot & cold soft drinks available daily
  • Complimentary "Happy Hour" one hour before dinner in the Executive Lounge including House Wine, House Beer and Soda
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and internet service
Accommodations on this Tour
Shanghai: Regal International East Asia Hotel
Cruising: Victoria Jenna
Xian: Grand Noble Hotel
Beijing: Capital Hotel
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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